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Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city, is known for being home to the State Fair, but downtown has become the go-to spot for inspired dining and green space. Things to do in Des Moines include visiting the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, Adventureland, the Iowa Cubs, Des Moines Art Center and the Iowa State Capitol.

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